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A strong link between air pollution and diabetes has been shown in two studies, one at Children’s Hospital Boston and another in Germany and reported in the journal Diabetes. It seems that breathing particulate matter increases insulin resistance, a precursor to Type II (adult onset) diabetes. The effect is even greater in those who are pre-diabetic or predisposed to diabetes due to other risk factors.
Both studies found that a rise in fine particulate matter of 10 micrograms per cubic meter or less will produce a significant increase in the rate of insulin resistance or diabetes. “On smoggy days, levels of particulate matter typically exceed 50 micrograms per cubic meter.”
In case you think this doesn’t apply to you, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 92% of the world’s population lives in places that exceed its limits for air quality.
Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions Lung Health is formulated to promote healthy lung function. It is especially useful for anyone who lives or works in a congested city or near an industrial area, who commutes to work on heavily trafficked roads (see picture above) and, of course, anyone who smokes.